Women, writing, and language in early modern Ireland

Coolahan, Marie-Louise

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  • Creator Marie-Louise Coolahan
  • Format Books
  • Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (305 p.)
  • ISBNs 9786612501968, 0191573248, 1282501968
  • OCLC ocn550570796


  • This book examines writing in English, Irish, and Spanish by women living in Ireland and by Irish women living on the continent between the years 1574 and 1676. This was a tumultuous period of political, religious, and linguistic contestation that encompassed the key power struggles of early modern Ireland. This study brings to light the ways in which women contributed; they strove to be heard and to make sense of their situations, forging space for their voices in complex ways andengaging with native and new language-traditions. The book investigates the genres in which women wrote: poetry, n


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliography: p. [261]-283 and index.
  • English


  • Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Note on the Text; Introduction; 1. Poetry in Irish; 2. Irish Nuns' Writing: The Poor Clares; 3. Petition-letters; 4. 1641 Depositions; 5. Poetry in English; 6. Autobiography; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
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